Like essentially all the other states, New Hampshire Medicaid has petitioned the federal government for an extension to January 1, 2021 to complete their EVV implementation. These extensions are granted based on the state working in good faith to comply with the 21st century cures act, but in the case of New Hampshire we haven’t yet seen their definitive plans. There’s more information on the state Medicaid EVV page below.
Ankota complies with the federal EVV requirements, and we’re working with home care providers around the state. If you’d like a free EVV consultation, click here.
We found the following New Hampshire EVV page.
The official Medicaid contact for New Hampshire is as follows:
Mr. Henry Lipman
Office of Medicaid Business and Policy
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-6521
EVV is still to be implemented in most of the states with different guidelines and regulations. We’re keeping up with the updates related to EVV implementation and if there is something we haven’t included, please share with us. To learn how ankota can help in ensuring compliance, please get in touch with us.
Watch the short video below for a super quick introduction to Electronic Visit Verification (EVV). In a nutshell, EVV requires that home care caregivers login "electronically" to prove the time and location of their home care visit. For home care agencies that provide home care services reimbursed by the government (e.g., Medicaid) EVV is required by law.
The requirements for EVV are part of a law called the 21st Century Cures Act. A compliant EVV system must capture the following.
The two biggest public health insurance programs in the US are Medicare (which provides health insurance ror elderly and disabled individuals) and Medicaid (which provides health and social care services to the poor. Both of these programs are overseen by the US government's Committee for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
While Medicare is a national program that is administered at the federal level. Medicaid is administered at the state level, giving each state the ability to tailor its services to the needs of its citizens. This is why it's important to know the specific rules and implementation approach chosen by the state.
As important as EVV is, it is only one aspect of managing your home care agency. You should consider your EVV vendor to be a partner in the journey of your home care agency.
The following is a recommended list of criteria that you may consider when choosing your EVV vendor:
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